So far, I haven’t found any experience that is more pleasurable than trying to — it takes you three, two nights to sit down at the blank page of score paper and then try to imagine and hear that orchestra sound in your head and put what you think is going to sound like you think it sounds on that paper for each instrument. And, finally having the orchestra there, and when you do the down beat — to hear that sound — there’s no experience in the world like that. Still to this day I feel like I’m 12 years old when I bring my hand down to the orchestra.